This volume is the first of several focusing on German small arms of World War II. The primary focus is on the many sidearms issues to not only the organized German military, but also to Nazi units like the Volkssturm and the Waffen SS. The book also covers a number of experimental support weapons that were developed by the Germans in the final months of the war, including 15! variants of the Panzerfaust. Stats are provided for 60 individual weapons.